Thursday, February 10, 2011

Battling poverty in school

This idea scares me.
I found that the most joy, the most positive peer influence came from working together with one another. Many kids need after school care, those from affluent and from impoverished homes.

My kids were role models, along the entire spectrum. Those who had much, shared themselves those who had physical, social, emotional, financial  disabilities. How much better is it to live, work, eat and play within a community, rather than being bussed out. This is a sad day for Canadian schooling.

Jan 27, 2011 03:00 am
In a first for Ontario, a Niagara-area school opening this fall will only admit low-income students whose parents don't have a college or university education.

Critics denounce low-income school in Niagara

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 | 4:54 PM ET 

The DSBN Academy is scheduled to open in Welland in September, with about 150 low-income Grade 6 and 7 students — selected by lottery — bused in from across Niagara. Eventually the school would provide classes up to Grade 12 and have more than 500 students.
The school will provide breakfast and lunch as well as after-school programs, in addition to preparing students to be the first in their family to attend college or university.
The District School Board of Niagara announced Jan. 25 that the new school would be created because the current system wasn't serving poor children well.

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